About Epilepsy Society

Our vision is a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy. We want everyone affected by epilepsy to have the best opportunity for a full life – as free from seizures as possible. 

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About Epilepsy Society

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Sarah Reid and her family

Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services.

We set out to make a difference to every person affected by epilepsy whatever their background, however seriously it affects them, and whether they have the condition themselves or are close to someone with epilepsy.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy by promoting public awareness and education, by undertaking research and by delivering specialist medical care and support services.

Our history

The National Society for the Employment of Epileptics (NSEE) was launched in 1892 by a group of London philanthropists and medical men. The aim of the Society was to establish a 'colony' for people with epilepsy who were capable of work but couldn't find employment due to their condition and the prevailing social attitudes of the time.

Our people

Read biographies for members of our board of trustees, president and vice president, and our senior management team including our CEO Clare Pelham (pictured above).

Our work

Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services.  Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.

Our research is driven by the desire to understand what has caused the epilepsy in each individual person, to be able to identify the best therapy from the outset, and to make this expertise widely available.

Epilepsy Society facts

Doctors and scientists at Epilepsy Society are making a major contribution to the world's research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, pioneering novel diagnostic techniques and making possible improvements in both surgical and medical treatment of the condition.

Privacy policy

This website privacy policy aims to help you to understand what information Epilepsy Society might collect and process about you. Epilepsy Society is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Contacts us

Contact us online for general, fundraising or training enquiries or to give feedback.